Chicago Summer of Arcade

Posted on August 29th, by IGDA Chicago in Events, Featured. No Comments

Chicago Summer of Arcade

Edit (9/14): We are proud to announce that Epic Games will be sponsoring this event!  Food and drinks will be provided free of charge.

I’m happy to announce our first paid event, “Chicago Summer of Arcade,” featuring Dave Lang of Iron Galaxy and Josh Tsui of Robomodo.


Dave Lang, CEO of Iron Galaxy.
Josh Tsui, President and co-founder of Robomodo.

Downloadable products are the future of the games industry; from the rise of platforms like Steam to console download services like XBOX Live Arcade (XBLA) and Playstation Network (PSN), the method by which we distribute games has changed dramatically in only a handful of years. Between July 18th and August 15th this summer, five lucky downloadable titles were included in an XBLA promotion called the XBOX Live Summer of Arcade. Those games were Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, Wreckateer, Dust: An Elysian Tale, Deadlight, and Hybrid. Out of those five games, two (Iron Galaxy’s Wreckateer and Robomodo’s Tony Hawk Pro Skater’s HD) were made in Chicago.

The IGDA Chicago is bringing together the heads of those two Chicago studios for a night of thought and discussion. What did they learn from selling their games on XBLA? What was the XBOX Live Summer of Arcade experience like? What’s the future of digital download games? These questions and more will be addressed.
This will be a paid event.

Buy tickets here before 9/17 at $10; all tickets afterward at $15. IGDA members receive an admission discount.

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